- Chair, Public and International Relations Committee
Dr. Chung joined the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore as a faculty member in the sociology of physical education (PE) and sport in
2013. He initially joined the NIE/NTU as the first postdoctoral fellow for Physical Education and Sport Science (PESS), conducted a PE research from a sociological perspective
that was funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), and
also taught students as a part-time lecturer from 2011 to 2013. Prior to joining NIE/NTU, he had worked for the Seoul
National University of Education (SNUE) which is the national teacher preparation
institute in South Korea. During his time in SNUE, he won an excellent staff award from a president of SNUE. He used to be a leader of sociology of sport lab and a part-time lecturer at the Korea National Sport
University (KNSU), the national elite sports centered institute. He obtained his MSc and PhD at KNSU in 2005 and 2009 respectively.
His work focuses on analysing PE and sporting issues drawing from a Foucauldian freamework. The research topics that
he has been publishing are the following five areas: (a) production of sociological knowledge
in the area of PE research; (b) archaeological and/or genealogical analysis based on Foucault's theoretical concepts; (c) a history of the present as to the emergence and transformation of PE-related events; (d) existence and absence in PE and sport; (e) construction of sport policy discourse. He was a secretary of the Korean Society for the Sociology of Sport (KSSS). He is currently an active member of the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) and the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), presents his research regularly and has been invited to international conferences on education, PE and sport.